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When you are slim, healthy, full of energy and there is nothing wrong with you:

Oh my God! What happened? Just look at you, you look so haggard. Don’t you eat anything? I bet you are into these newfangled diets and things. You don’t? Haha, like I believe you! Let me warn you, it will land you in trouble one day. And why do you need to walk so much? You are already slim. Do you want to disappear into thin air? Let me tell you something in good faith. You go on like this and you will start looking older. Plump people look younger you know. Blah, blah, blah, blah…..

When you are plump, but sick and tired and can’t even get up out of your bed:

Aha, fond of the good life, are you? Lazy, that’s what you are. If you get up and do some work, all your problems will vanish. Housework is the best exercise, not these newfangled ideas of gym, aerobics etc. Do you eat sweets? Don’t eat fried stuff. You don’t? But you must be. How else could you put on weight? You have to walk daily. What tiredness? Look at me. At my age I walk 10 kilometers. Well, may be a little less. Hehehehe… Got carried away there. But listen, you need to lose a few kilos. Illness is just an excuse. We all have aches and pains. All mere excuses. Blah, blah, blah, blah…..

My conclusion:

You can never win either way. It does not matter in the least whether you are slim or plump, are perfectly fit or are chronically ill, do eat healthy food , follow your own regimen as best as you can under the circumstances.  Someone or other will come along and without knowing ANYTHING about you, will tell you why EVERYTHING about you is wrong. You see, that is our national pastime.

 

NaBloPoMo November 2014

©Shail Mohan 2014

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